- WIDE ANGLE:
Thirteen/WNET New York’s weekly series of one-hour international documentaries, hosted by Bill Moyers. Learn about the struggles of Scottish fishing families to maintain their way of living under the new policies of the European Union.
- Estimating Fish Populations
http://cybersalmon.fws.gov/ Curious about how scientists estimate populations of fish? Try this activity, courtesy of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
- The Decline of the Fishing industry
This article provides helpful background information about the issues facing the Scottish fishing industry.
- Europe’s New Fishing Policy
From the World Wildlife Fund, this article sheds light on the rationale for destroying fishing boats.
- “Whitefish fleet braced for bad news on quotas”, The Scotsman
An article by Frank Urquhart detailing the 2004 quotas imposed by European ministers.
- “Enough is enough, says Brocklebank”, The Buchan Observer
This article describes the clash between Brocklebank, a Scottish Conservative Fisheries spokesperson, and Scottish Fisheries Minister, Ross Finnie.
- “EU agrees fishing quotas for 2005”, BBC News
Details the Eurpoean Unions 2005 fishing quotas and includes viewpoints from environmentalists.
- “Individual Fishing Quotas: A Win-Win Tool for Fisheries and Fishermen”, Environmental Defense
A Question and Answer piece with Environmental Defense marine ecologist Dr. Rod Fujita.
- “Icelandic Policy Combats Declining Fish Populations”, from the Voice of America News
Reviews the fishing quotas from Iceland with insights from fishermen and environmentalists.
- “EU Common Fisheries Policy”, World Wildlife Fund
This article sheds light on the rationale for destroying fishing boats.
- “Fish populations decline in region”, The Boston Globe
Tells the story of how fish are counted in New England and although they are finding declining numbers there are no obvious explanations.
- “High Tech Methods Decimating Fish Populations”, Environmental News Service
Reports on a study that is finding new, high tech fishing methods are having detrimental affects on fish populations.
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